Emma’s Birth Story – Part 2

For PART 1 of this story, CLICK HERE. So, we had decided we’d okay them breaking my water at 10:30 AM, but the doctor came in a little after 10 and was ready to do it then because I was still only like 6.5 cm. Like I said in the previous post with the first […]

Emma’s Birth Story – Part 1

It’s been over three months since Emma was born and I honestly, life hasn’t really slowed down at all with her entrance into the world. But, life is grander than ever before and I’m excited to finally share her birth story here. I’ll admit it wasn’t exactly the experience I imagined, but she has been a wonderful little […]

2017 Home Goals Recap (Spoiler–it’s not looking good)

Well, I’ve been putting this off for long enough. It’s time to look back at how we did on our home goals for 2017 and I can tell you right now that this won’t be pretty. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to cross off even half of the list. Maybe not even a […]

Lettering in Style: Easy (and cheap!) Letterboard DIY

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link. It doesn’t cost you anything extra but it helps us. Thank you for reading LovingHere! Happy new year, everyone! I’m back with a little update on a fun nursery project we did at […]

Christmas At Home

This year, one of my only goals for the Christmas season was to slow down. Do less. Buy less. Sit more. Breathe more. And while we still had many, moments of hectic busyness, I do think we succeeded. Of course, the wrapping is not done. And technically, the shopping is not done. Or the baking. But […]

Unique Gift Ideas from Society6

This post is sponsored by Society6 and contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own and we only share things we really love with you guys. 🙂 Who here is still doing their Christmas shopping? Who is barely started on their shopping? Just me? Oh. Ok. But, if you are still shopping, I have a fun idea to […]

Dressing Up the Nursery Dresser

Well, friends, the nursery is still not 100% done, but I want to go ahead and start sharing a few details of putting together this space before too much time goes by and I forget too many of the details. #BabyBrain #INeedSleep So, one of the things we needed for the room was a dresser, and […]

Charging On the Go – with Verizon

We were sent these items from Verizon for a short free trial in exchange for sharing our opinion on them. All opinions are our own.  With the arrival of our little babe a couple of weeks ago, you can imagine there has been a lot of phone usage around here, from taking photos to calling grandparents […]

Hello, Fall and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! Because of the whole “being nine months pregnant thing,” I didn’t do much in the way of fall decorating around here, but I did pull out a few little fun things, like my mini gold pumpkin flower pots I made last year.   And, because Will gets so excited about pumpkins, I […]

Avoiding the Nightmare Before Christmas…Cards – With Minted

This post is sponsored by Minted and contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own and we only share things we really love with you guys. 🙂 Today, I’m looking ahead to the holidays…specifically the holiday card situation…which, let’s face it. Can be a bit of a nightmare if you are like me and often […]

A Little Basement Book Nook

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link. It doesn’t cost you anything extra but it helps us. Thank you for reading LovingHere! It’s been a very hard few weeks with a sick kid and a husband working 14 hour days […]

Nursery Progress

I know I’ve been griping and complaining about how slow progress has been for the nursery, but the truth is that we ARE chipping away at it. It’s just a slow progress. Still, I should give a little update of where we are so far and what projects we’ve managed to complete. You know, considering […]

A Sweet Sectional for our Basement Family Room

So, it’s no secret we’re behind on things around here. I already admitted we were not as far along with the nursery as I would like to be when I shared the mood board for that room in THIS POST. But, one thing that has been done for awhile and just not shared yet is […]

Black and White Gender Neutral Nursery – Mood Board

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link. It doesn’t cost you anything extra but it helps us. Thank you for reading LovingHere! So…with baby due in less than 6 weeks (AHHH!!) I figure it’s time I finally finish and share […]

Basement Cabinet Toe Kick Quick Fix – Ikea Hack

We gave our review of our Ikea cabinets that we added to the basement, HERE, and hinted at a little problem that required us to brainstorm up our own little Ikea hack to fix the way the toe kick looked. As background for the issue we’re talking about… the toe kicks from IKEA come with two […]

Garden Update

Well, it’s summer and that usually means a bunch of garden updates for you all, as that does take a decent amount of energy to maintain but I’m pregnant and sweaty this summer… and sore (hello, second baby, #amIright?) so I’ve been a bit less enthusiastic about working in the garden, but I have managed […]

Ikea Cabinet Review

We’re still playing catch up on updating you all on everything we have going on, but we wanted to go ahead and give a full review and breakdown of what we thought after using Ikea cabinets for our basement project. Honestly, I’ve wanted to try them for awhile because a lot of bloggers I follow […]

A Chocolate Chip Cookie Themed Party – Will’s Sweet 2nd Birthday

For Will’s birthday, I always try to fill the celebration with his favorite things. This year, that would be all things “Cooo-kee!” Or specifically, chocolate chip cookies. So, we went for a cookie themed party birthday for his 2nd birthday celebration. I printed some cookie images and made some fun little banners, and we even had […]

Summer Home Goals Update

It’s time to fess up and share a sort of non-update in the form of a yearly home goals update. It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the halfway point panic, right? Well, read on for what we’ve done so far, what we still have to do, and how I’m learning to cope with […]

Debuting our Craft-Art Wood Countertops

**This post is sponsored by Craft-Art and we received products in exchange for sharing our opinions with you, but rest assured all opinions are our own!** Ok, friends and family, I know we’ve been a bit MIA lately, and life has been crazy. Like–Wyatt has been at work until 6:30 or even until 7:45 a […]

Weekend Rewind: Family Mini-cation Edition

It’s been a long time since we’ve shared a weekend rewind with you all, but since I had several photos from this weekend, and some things to document and remember (the ride down was pretty eventful), I figured I’d go ahead and share everything here with you all, too. We have been planning a little […]

The Plan for our Family-Friendly Basement

Well friends, we have been WAY TOO LAX in posting updates for you all. Between late work nights for both of us, a huge garage sale, a mini camping trip, and more, we’ve just been behind on blogging. But we have made some progress on a few things, so I’m hopeful we’ll have a few […]

The Current State of the Garden (Spoiler–it’s sad)

Well guys, this time last year we were working on the garden. (HERE’S THE POST on that if you want a refresher.) It was completely planted by May 4, and I can tell you that isn’t going to happen this year sadly…mainly because the garden beds need some work. We lined them with plastic to […]

Wednesday Wish List: Throw Pillow Therapy

Hey friends, I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping lately as I’m working on choosing design styles and organizing my ideas for the basement family room. We haven’t decided on a couch yet, but have one we’re planning to go look at and sit on soon, and to hold myself over, I spent […]

2017 Home Goals Update

1.Finish the basement family room. This isn’t finished yet, but it’s well underway and I’m confident we’ll finish it. We’re almost ready to start looking for furnishings and get into the “fun part” of designing a space. The hard work (paint, trim, built-ins) are getting closer to being finished. Here’s a little list of what […]

Built-ins for the Basement

I realized a couple of weeks ago that we haven’t even really shared the plans for the basement. And that might be because we hadn’t fully decided on every detail, but I have found that talking things out with you all tends to help me make decisions, so today, we’ll start with what we do […]

Some Unfinished Updates

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on our direct link. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  While in the middle of this basement renovation, we actually ended up with a few other small projects also in progress. To be […]

Paint and Progress

I don’t have any exciting “after” photos yet, but we do have a few little updates on our basement renovation from this weekend. First of all, the white paint is finished and it’s looking so fresh and bright down there! Of course, we still have some ceiling paint touch ups, the gray wall that leads […]

A Little Basement Paint Update

I’m stopping in today to share a few photos of the basement so far. We’ve been painting and painting and painting. And we’re still not done. I will say that the white paint is so fresh and bright and clean. Yes, please! It makes me feel all energized and relaxed at the same time. But, […]

A Fun Flower Update – DIY Quirky Painted Animal House Plant Picks

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on our direct link. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  Today I’m sharing a super fun little project that is perfect for these psuedo-spring days we’re having here in Kansas City! Animal plant picks! […]